Tuesday, 19 December 2017

General Vocabulary of Farming: Phonetics, Intonation and Pronunciation

Students revise the general vocabulary of farming, learn/revise the pronunciation of the words (stress, sounds and intonation), and practise their listening, speaking and writing skills.






GENERAL VOCABULARY OF FARMING

  1. Stress. Listen and underline the stressed syllable:
Audio exercise 1

tractor
dealership
harvest
combine harvester
forage
silage
baler
seeder
pesticide
fertilizer
manufacturer
tillage
manure




  1. Sounds. Put the words below in the right column.
Audio Exercise 2

bale
wheat
dirt
seeder
combine
pesticide
fertilizer
dealer
dealership
silage
field
tillage
wheel
hydraulic
yield

/ei/
/i:/
/i/
/ɜː/ (bird)
/ai/











  1. Sounds. Put the words above in plural and put them in the right column.

/s/
/iz/
/z/
harvests







  1. Intonation. Repeat the sentences below, then try to repeat giving at least 2 different intonations.
Audio Exercise 4

This tractor is efficient.

Fertilizers increase the yield.

Tillage is important.

Combines harvest the crop.

Balers make bales with silage.

Dealerships sell seeders and balers.

Sprayers spray fertilizers and pesticides.




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